BMW’s compact, family Sports Hatchback is available with either three or five doors and comes equipped with rear-wheel drive, a choice of exceptionally fast and efficient engines and technology integrations that ensure complete driving pleasure.
The BMW i8
BMW’s i8 Roadster delivers a spectacular taste of the future with it latest release of the hi-tech sports car. The introduction of the all-new open-top version of the i8 is a UK first for BMW, and one that’s been well worth the wait. The i8 Roadster incorporates BMW’s latest electric... read more →
BMW’s i8 Roadster delivers a spectacular taste of the future with it latest release of the hi-tech sports car. The introduction of the all-new open-top version of the i8 is a UK first for BMW, and one that’s been well worth the wait.
The i8 Roadster incorporates BMW’s latest electric technology, battery capacity has increased from 129bhp to 141 bhp and battery only driving will get you 33 miles down the road. The hybrid is no slouch when it comes to power or performance either, leaping ahead of traffic from standstill at 0 – 62mph in under five seconds. The top range electric motor sits under a sleek and athletic bonnet while a 1.5 litre 3 cylinder turbo engine, with a particulate filter added to further reduce emissions, provides additional power for sports mode driving and will power you to a healthy speed of 155mph. The three-piece fabric retractable roof is stowed vertically in just 15 seconds directly behind the front seats. When windows, rear windscreen, wind blocker and roof are down the cockpit remains a bluster-free area at speeds of up to 65mph; above that, it’s advisable to raise the windows to reduce buffeting if you’re planning to race through the miles for an elongated period.
The Roadster’s interior is decked out in leather and fine finishes creating a feeling of luxury and comfort. Seats adjust with ease thanks to the electric assistance and driver memory means you can always find your preferred position at the touch of a button. The best of BMW’s Connected Drive technology includes their Online Services, Real Time Traffic Information and more, controlled with either iDrive Touch Controller or shortcut buttons with information viewed on the sleek 8.8” high resolution flat screen colour display placed centrally on the dash. The boot is a scant 88 litres, but big enough for a couple of rucksacks and a little more storage can be found behind front seats. ← read less